Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Mama Millie Moments#5
Have you ever did something that your parent requested (pressured) you and you found yourself hanging? When my Mama Millie was alive she received a telephone call from her niece in France asking if her daughter could come to visit us for a month. Mother was living in my home so I had to be the person to make this decision. Mother wanted this, but I had reservations. Corrine was 17 years old and I had to work. My mother was a person who liked to be at home. What great fun for a young person to sit at home with such an older woman.I AGREEDED TO THIS REQUEST, BUT Mama Millie HAD TO DEAL WITH ANY ISSUES THAT CAME UP WITH VISITOR.What a joke! The time came and when we went to the Atlanta Airport, we saw a very beautiful, full figured girl with long blonde hair and blue eyes. She spoke English which was a blessing to me as I couldn't speak French. With her accent, she even seemed prettier than I thought. I think a real looker. Corrine seemed sweet, but years ago girls didn't wear short shorts that came up to her hiney. My mother wasn't comfortable with Corrine's clothing choice. Corrinne couldn't understand why people were staring at her. Within a few days later, Mama Millie wanted to ship her back to France. No way, we had her for a month. I didn't want to hurt her feelings as NOW I was responsible for dealing with her. Mama dropped the ball. I tried to encourage getting some new clothing as a gift from us ,but that didn't work. She loved what she wore. Maybe I should have talked with her straight about clothes, but I didn't and Mama just dumped,dumped, dumped. I decided that I didn't want to make this a big issue. This young lady was so happy, and excited to visit. I, had to work, but now I had to take some time off. Mama doesn't like to entertain. What! let's just sit and rock all day with a 17 year old. I, worked half days and did the shopping, out to eat routine, and whatever. Mother stayed at home.DUMP,DUMP! I made a mistake and took Corrine to a local swimming pool. Well, one day the door bell rings. Guess what? Not 1 but 3 lifeguards showed up at the house and wanted to take my too beautifil 17 year old out on the town. Now that I remain in charge, I now have this situation to deal with. Being the good and responsible person, I had the 3 to set on the couch and gave my speech. "I, don't know you guys, and Corrine is new to this country and I want her to return back to France in the condition she came to us. Tough, but she's too, too, pretty and I just felt I had to say NO. Corrine and I talked and she accepted this. I never took her back to that pool. What would you have done? During the time she visited, I had no problems. I, overall enjoyed this visitor, but not dealing with these issues. Mama said she would never do this again. Years later my son who was also attracted to Corrine shared some info. Mom, didn't you guess that Corrine was going outside alot to smoke? well, French perfume is great at as a cover up. Years ago, we continued to talk to Corrine. One year after my Mother died, we went to France and spent sometime with Corrine and her family. She is in her 30's and still is beautiful. At some point, I plan to share the heartwarming story to Europe to meet My European family I never knew. I, felt that after Mother died, I had to do this to help with my loss. It was a great decision. May still have more of MAMA MILLIE MOMENTS stayed tuned and then we will travel to Europe.